Tap! Tap! Is this thing on? We almost have tumbleweeds blowing through this here blog! Good news, though: I have finally made something. Whee!
Meanwhile, I think that small sewing projects are just not my thing. Remember the trouble I had on that little tooth fairy pillow? I revisited some of my same issues on another "easy" project for a small child this week.
I got the idea to make a crayon roll from my friend Dawn, who directed me to a tutorial from Skip to my Lou. The pattern calls for ric-rac edging, but since this was for a boy, I omitted it. Maybe I should have left it. Who knows. My problems may run deeper than ric-rac.
At any rate...
Disaster #1 occurred when I picked too light of a fabric for the first roll -- crayon scribbles showed all over it. Ugh. Back to the drawing board.
So I went with a darker fabric (a black and grey swirled number) for Attempt #2 and, as I finished it up, I realized that it was the most grim, depressing crayon roll I had ever seen -- I could not give that to a child!
So Attempt #3 was successful. Mostly. It's a little lumpy, but that's the charm of handmade, right? I used a dark fabric with many colors in it. This choice should both disguise stray crayon marks, yet also be cheerful. Here's the backside:
Of course, I also made the entire project more difficult than it needed to be by making a different colored pocket for each crayon. But you know me -- gotta go all out n' get crazy.
Meanwhile, I have just realized I used the same fabric for the tooth fairy pillow as this crayon roll. Perhaps it's not me after all! It's this fabric! (Yeah, sure. That's it, Kel. Cursed fabric. Riiiight.)
I broke a few crayons while working on this project, so I have a new found appreciation for the crayon roll -- gotta protect your precious crayons!